June 22, 2024


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nexus – Reset Android

In this tutorial we will explain how you can reset Android on your Huawei Nexus 6P. Even if it’s a very modern smartphone, and one on the list of top phones to have of 2016, it can still act erratically from time to time, or maybe you just want to wipe it clean, to give it to someone else.

Whatever the case may be, we will explain in full detail the steps that will help you return your device to it’s factory settings.

There are two methods to achieve this, depending on the state of your Huawei Nexus 6P.

If you have access to your mobile’s settings menu, you will use the first method explained.

If, however, you have lost access to your phones OS, for example if you forgot the lock pin, you will have to reset Android by pressing a combination of hardware buttons in a certain order.

We will explain both methods in full detail, but before you start make sure they battery of your Huawei Nexus 6P is charged to at least 70%, to avoid any unwanted shutdowns.

You should also think about doing a backup of your data before proceeding, if you are able to do so.

Reset Android on Huawei Nexus 6P through Settings

To reset Android using this method, you need to have access to your Huawei Nexus 6P’s Android operative system. Follow these steps and you’ll be done in no time:

  • Go to Settings from the Applications Menu on your device
  • Select the option Backup and Reset
  • Click on the Factory Data Reset option
  • Your Huawei Nexus 6P will start the process of rebooting Android. Please, wait until it reboots, and when it finishes, your Android OS on your phone will be in the same state as it was out of the box

Reset Android on Huawei Nexus 6P using hardware buttons.

This method involves pressing a series of hardware buttons in a certain order. Follow these steps to reset Android on your Huawei Nexus 6P:

  • Completely turn off your device.
  • Press the Volume Down and the Power button at the same time, until the recovery menu shows up on the screen.
  • Using the volume buttons to navigate through the options, select the wipe data/factory reset option, and press the power button to confirm the selection.
  • Select the option “Yes, delete all user data” to confirm that you want to go through the reset Android process, and press the power button to confirm the selection.
  • Your device will now start the process of reseting Android. Please wait until it restarts, and it will have returned to it’s factory settings.

You have now completed the steps to reset Android on your Huawei Nexus 6P, but if you have any questions don’t hesitate to leave a comment.

Your Nexus 4 phone, announced on october 2012 landed as one of the better (if not the very best) phones avaialable for the Android Mobile scene. You surely found pure quad core power and incredible specs under every aspect of this stupendous Nexus 4 phone by LG, which in turn probably did a good work on satisfying your mobile computing needs … at least for some time.

Now maybe it is time to move on and your LG E960 phone is being offered in ebay, or even maybe you are giving it as a gift to someone else. A Hard Reset on your Android OS might prove a mandatory task, in such case.  You will wipe out all your personal stuff including messages, apps, games,contacts, history logs, etc. from your Nexus 4 and leave it in it’s factory default mode, as if it was just purchased.

Or -hopefully is not your case- your phone has been degrading in performance due to the increasing amount of apps, games and general data you are stuffing inside it. Maybe  your Nexus 4 is even freezing on you, or just forcefully closing your favorite apps from time to time, due to some obscure incompatibility from some recent App you installed, and you do not have a clear idea on which one is the offending one. These symptoms can be also cured by performing a hard reset on your phone.

Factory Default Nexus 4 the easy way

As usual with all Android devices, there is an option inside the SETTINGS menu on your Nexus 4 that allows you to hard reset it and leave it as factory default. You will find this inside the Backup and Reset option. Once inside, you have to choose the Factory Data Reset option.

Factory Default your Nexus 4 with no Android access

If your Nexus 4 is unresponsive, then you may follow these steps in order to Factory Default it:

  1. Turn OFF your Nexus 4 phone
  2. Press and hold the Volume Down  and the Power buttons until your nexus 4 turns on.
  3. When you see the word START and an arrow around it,  release those keys and tap the Volume Down button twice, to select Recovery Mode
  4. Press Power button to confirm Recovery mode.
  5. Your Nexus 4 will reboot in Recovery Mode (An android image with a red exclamation mark will appear)
  6. While pressing the Power button, press the Volume UP button.
  7. Use the Volume keys to scroll into WIPE DATA / FACTORY RESET option.
  8. Press Power to select the desired option. Choose YES  – erase all user data” and reconfirm with the Power Button
  9. Your LGE960 Nexus 4 will perform a hard reset on it’s Android Operative System.

Again, it is necessary to repeat that all your information inside the Nexus 4 phone’s memory will be lost with this procedure. This tutorial has been extracted and interpreted from the Nexus 4 Support online manual.